How to Prepare for Your Cleaning
By thoroughly preparing your home for a visit from CPR, you can ensure that the carpet cleaning job goes more smoothly and efficiently so you can be well on your way to beautifully clean carpets. Here are just 8 things you can do to prepare your home for a professional carpet cleaning:
- Vacuum. Before your carpet cleaners arrive helps them get right down to business. Removing dirt and debris from the carpet allows the carpet cleaner to focus on the dirt that is embedded in your carpet fibers. While we still will vacuum this will decrease the time spent during our pre-vacuum process.
- Clear the driveway or move your cars out of nearby parking spots. Carpet cleaners need to park as close to your front door as possible so it’s easier for them to use their equipment.
- Pick up full-length draperies Whether you pin them up, rubber band them, or toss your draperies over the curtain rods, having these fabrics at least six inches off the ground protects them from moisture and the heavy-duty cleaning equipment.
- Relocate delicate items. If you have heirlooms, a collection, particularly wobbly lamps, or anything special or breakable on display, don’t take the chance that it can accidentally be knocked over during the carpet cleaning.
- Relocate small furniture. If you have small side tables, chairs, ottomans, or other light pieces that are easy to move, relocate them. Your carpet cleaner is prepared to clean around your furniture, but your carpet will be that much cleaner and your professional will be that much more efficient without extra furniture in the way, or all furniture if possible. The more items out of the area the more area that can be cleaned.
- Tidy the floor. If you have children, your floors are probably riddled with small and big toys, books, craft projects, and more. Take everything off the carpet so that a Lego doesn’t inadvertently get sucked away by the powerful suction of professional carpet cleaning equipment and beloved objects can’t be damaged. And remember time can be lost while the cleaner has to dislodge items out of their equipment (if possible) or costly repairs to the cleaners equipment.
- Make a list. While you wait for your carpet cleaning professional to arrive, taken inventory of the problem areas on your carpet. Note where the biggest stains or spots are, try to remember what caused them, and relay this information to your carpet cleaner. The origin of a discoloration absolutely affects the way the stain is treated.
- Quarantine your pets. We love our pets and so do you! You may have the most docile pet, but carpet cleaning equipment is noisy and the activity itself can make your animal uptight, which can make the act of cleaning difficult. We use a truck-mounted cleaning system that will require a door to the outside to be left ajar. You don’t want your startled pets to discover an easy escape route, and our extraction systems are very powerful and would hate for any accidents to happen because believe us we would be devastated!